QLD/NT Regional Chaplains

Our Network is supported by a fantastic group of Regional Chaplains located in each of the designated regions in QLD and the NT. Our Regional Chaplains are all active in Chaplaincy ministry and they are there to provide face to face support and encouragement to each of our Network Members.

If you haven’t been in contact with your Regional Chaplain in recent times, why not send them a quick email and connect!

They would love to hear from you; to join with you in celebrating the joys of chaplaincy ministry as well as providing any support needed.

Kevin Brake

Kevin Brake

North Queensland Region

[email protected]

Phone: 0408771115

Based in Townsville

Married with children and grandchildren.

Kevin has been serving as a volunteer Chaplain in Townsville and North Queensland community for more than 14 years. Kevin is an active member of Calvary Christian Church.

His community Chaplaincy ministry has  included Red Frog Schoolies, Natural disasters, night safe precinct, University, Stable on the strand, and in Pastoral Care.

Studying Chaplaincy with Chaplaincy Australia (now Alpha Crucis) has helped so much in understanding how to provide best care for others and myself.  

Paul Koen

Paul Koen

Capricornia Region (Central Queensland)

[email protected]

Mobile: 0497 133 340

Paul Koen is an ACC pastor and a credentialed chaplain. He is a Chaplain/NightWatch Team Leader for ChaplainWatch in Gladstone, a volunteer Chaplain & Welfare Ship-Visitor at Gladstone Seafarers Centre, an After Suicide Support worker, and a Community Chaplain. Paul has been working in the mining and refinery industry for many years and understands the people in his community.


He said, “One of my highlights as a Chaplain is to visit the seafarers onboard the cargo vessels and to spend time with the crew by listening, connecting, and giving support as they haven’t been home for months as they are not allowed to get offshore at any port in the world due to Covid restrictions. They often request prayer and to see their friendly smiles are priceless. This allows me to reach out to a bigger community that doesn’t have the privilege to attend a church service.”


Paul would love to connect with you in Central Queensland to enlarge, encourage and support your chaplaincy ministry.


Angie Herranz

Angie Herranz

Brisbane South Region


Phone: 0483 835 198

Angie is married to Andrew, both of whom strive to place God at the centre of their life. Together, Angie and Andrew support their church, Hope Centre Redlands.

Angie was called to Chaplaincy in 2011, and her wide experience includes shopping centre chaplaincy, school chaplaincy, disaster recovery chaplaincy, and street chaplaincy including the 2018 Commonwealth games. 

For 5 years Angie served with ChaplainWatch as the NightWatch Chaplaincy Coordinator; supporting, guiding and organising a team of 50 staff and volunteer NightWatch Chaplaincy team members delivering chaplaincy services overnight in the entertainment precincts of Brisbane.  

In 2019 Angie was one of the recipients of the Premier’s Bushfire Citation for providing Disaster Chaplaincy to the community. She is now the Coordinator of the Redlands City Disaster Chaplaincy Team.

Angie is confident in the Lord’s leading, as she continues to open new doors for chaplaincy ministry. As the QLD/NT Director Coordinator for Chaplaincy Australia, Angie is happy to make herself available to support and encourage new and established chaplains.

Kerry Lovell

Kerry Lovell

Gold Coast Region

[email protected]

Phone: 0407 620 969

Kerry Lovell is an ACC pastor, trained counsellor and credentialed chaplain. She is currently responsible for the development and oversite of the Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Training Course at Hope College on the Gold Coast. She attends Hope Church at Varsity Lakes.


Kerry has a heart to see Christian leaders and chaplains empowered and supported as they fulfil their call in God. She wants to develop and strengthen the network of chaplains on the Gold Coast as a safe place for chaplains to gather for information sharing, mutual support and encouragement.


She also has a passion to reach out to the community and bring hope and God’s love to our needy world through the caring and supportive presence of our chaplains.

Stephen Bell

Stephen Bell

Brisbane North Region

[email protected]

Phone: 0413 590 558

Steve has been a husband for over 48 years, is a father of two, with two beautiful grandchildren, living in North West Brisbane.

Steve has been accredited with Chaplaincy Australia since 2016 and is currently semi-retired, working as a chaplain part-time and volunteering. He has worked in a variety of Chaplaincy roles including disaster recovery, community crisis, hospitals, workplace chaplaincy, university chaplaincy and street chaplaincy. Prior to becoming a chaplain, Steve spent 37 years in aviation ranging from a helicopter apprentice to an aircraft maintenance engineer in the UK, Middle East, and Asia, then he became the CEO for Australasia for a jet engine manufacturer. Steve has a wealth of knowledge and has made himself available to support both new and established chaplains within the Brisbane North Region.


Kristy Howarth

Kristy Howarth

SW QLD Region

[email protected]

Phone:0490 054 991 

Kristy is a counsellor and supervisor in private practice in the Western Downs region, with lots of experience in Counselling, Supervision, youth ministry work, school based programs, church/pastoral work, multi-campus children’s ministry team leadership, missions and developing programs for at risk children in cross-cultural environments.  

25 years married and a mother of 3 children, she has lived insight and experience for the challenges life can bring.  Wide experience of life and ministry place her in a great position to be a resource to others who are embarking on or enjoying the journey of ministry.   

She is a a member  of ACA, AAOS, Chaplaincy Australia and Scripture Union.  

She is ready to support all our Chaplains in SW QLD!



Daryl Roos

Daryl Roos

Far North QLD

[email protected]

Phone: 0418 878 588

Darryl and his wife Patricia have faithfully served as Senior Leaders of Abundant Life Centre since 1997.

Together through their sons have been blessed with nine grandchildren. As a young man, Darryl represented the far north region in tennis, basketball, and rugby league. He went on to become both president and Chaplain to the Gladiators Rugby League Club.

Darryl is passionate about chaplaincy in his community and seeing other chaplains raised up.

QLD/NT Sector Leaders

Our Chaplaincy Network currently reaches into 26 different Sectors of Australian Society and Culture.

Each Chaplaincy Sector has subtle differences and we are developing a great resource of “subject matter experts” for each Chaplaincy Sector.

These Sector Leaders are available to assist you with information, support and expertise as you navigate your way through this exciting ministry.  They are ready to assist you so don’t hestitate to email them and make contact today!

Leanne Kelly

Leanne Kelly

Transport Sector Leader

Phone: 0412 834 484
Leanne loves caring for people and is passionate about the transport industry. She started Driving Trucks at 18 and now nearly 40 yrs later is diving Road Trains and A Doubles based out of Queensland’s Gateway to the Darling Downs, and Toowoomba.
She took a break from driving for a few years and focused on her other passion.. caring for people who are sick and vulnerable. As an AIN she specialised in palliative care, high-end care, and aged care, but the craving to get back behind the wheel got the better of her.
Realising her heart is still for hurting people, no matter what the cause, she found a way to combined chaplaincy and truck driving. She has lived experience with domestic violence, depression, family breakdown, fatigue and drug-related issues, through a variety of life experiences. Nevertheless, God has guided her through and now has called her to minister to those who are broken.
She is now blessed as a Transport Industry Chaplain, combining both Transport and caring for people. Her ministry is mostly listening, caring and praying for other drivers who are lonely, isolated, and struggling with life. She spends a lot of the time on the phone doing these things, as she drives full time.
She has a small farm, consisting of dogs and horses, and she uses that space for her self care and downtime. Leanne is self-professed as being a bit rough around the edges but knows that this works perfectly for the industry that she is in. Leanne wears her heart on her sleeve, is open and honest, and is keen to offer support to those wishing to get into the transport industry.
Greg Perren

Greg Perren

Sports Chaplaincy

[email protected]

Phone: 0403 055 061

On the 26th June 1974, a 19 year old Sunshine Coast surf lifesaver gave his life to Jesus Christ.    Greg left the Alex Surf Club and went to Commonwealth Bible College in 1976.  After 3 years of study Greg and his new wife Liz, went to be involved went to be involved in a church plant on the North Shore of Sydney. 

Greg and Liz have spent the last 45 years involved in 4 church plants and other churches as a pastor.  For many of those years Greg has also practised his trade as a Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiler.

In 2015 Greg re-joined Alex Surf Club as a Chaplain and has since been appointed as National Development Coordinator with Life Saving Chaplaincy Australia.